The Challenge of Creating Sustainable Communities: Langara College Community Lecture Series
Date(s): Wednesday Nov 02, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: CentralLibrary, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room
Contact: Organization: Langara College
Name: Cathy Sosnowsky
Phone: 604-323-5322
csosnowsky@langara.bc.ca
Related Link: Vancouver Public Library
Description: Lecture by Leslie Kemp. The United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Many people in Vancouver are not meeting even their basic needs. BC has the highest child poverty rate in Canada, housing in Vancouver is not affordable, many people are dependent on food banks, and street homelessness is widespread. Vancouvers development is damaging the environment. We will examine what a truly sustainable Vancouver would look like and ask What now? (Admission is free. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Langara College and Vancouver Public Library)
Reference: 15327
Posted: 2011/09/09